Adjuster:

Genres

Political Campaign / Election

1978-Present



RowRankTitle (click to view)StudioOpening% of
Total
Theaters / Avg.Total
Gross
Release
Date
1 25 The Obama Effect Arc Entertainment $83,896 75.6% 25 $3,356 $110,904 7/13/12
2 7 The Distinguished Gentleman Buena Vista $10,611,040 22.7% 1,933 $5,489 $46,666,502 12/4/92
3 15 Swing Vote Buena Vista $6,230,669 38.2% 2,213 $2,815 $16,289,867 8/1/08
4 20 Nixon Buena Vista $2,016,601 14.7% 977 $2,064 $13,681,765 1/5/96
5 4 Head of State DreamWorks $13,503,484 35.4% 2,151 $6,277 $38,125,247 3/28/03
6 16 The Contender DreamWorks $5,363,900 30.0% 1,516 $3,538 $17,872,723 10/13/00
7 9 Bulworth Fox $10,515,839 39.6% 2,047 $5,137 $26,528,185 5/22/98
8 14 Welcome to Mooseport Fox $6,775,132 46.8% 2,868 $2,362 $14,470,947 2/20/04
9 21 Power Fox $1,854,200 48.8% 770 $2,408 $3,800,000 1/31/86
10 24 Storyville Fox $101,383 24.0% 19 $5,335 $422,503 8/26/92
11 17 Speechless MGM $3,969,048 19.2% 1,404 $2,826 $20,667,959 12/16/94
12 12 Wag the Dog New Line $7,778,122 18.1% 1,665 $4,672 $43,061,945 1/9/98
13 22 Silver City Newmarket $337,484 33.1% 114 $2,960 $1,020,656 9/17/04
14 27 The War Room October $15,264 1.7% 1 $15,264 $901,668 11/3/93
15 28 Feed Original Cinema $11,448 25.2% 1 $11,448 $45,488 10/7/92
16 3 The Manchurian Candidate Paramount $20,018,620 30.4% 2,867 $6,982 $65,955,630 7/30/04
17 8 Black Sheep Paramount $10,593,609 32.7% 2,045 $5,180 $32,417,995 2/2/96
18 19 Election Paramount $3,162,540 21.2% 827 $3,824 $14,902,041 5/7/99
19 23 Bob Roberts Paramount $314,275 7.0% 8 $39,284 $4,479,470 9/4/92
20 29 Grassroots Samuel Goldwyn $6,497 52.6% 1 $6,497 $12,356 6/22/12
21 10 The Ides of March Sony / Columbia $10,470,143 25.6% 2,199 $4,761 $40,962,534 10/7/11
22 11 The American President Sony / Columbia $10,014,558 16.7% 1,508 $6,640 $60,079,496 11/17/95
23 18 All the King's Men Sony / Columbia $3,672,366 50.9% 1,514 $2,425 $7,221,458 9/22/06
24 26 No (2013) Sony Classics $71,742 3.1% 4 $17,936 $2,343,664 2/15/13
25 31 Choose Connor Strand $1,441 24.9% 1 $1,441 $5,788 10/10/08
26 30 The Last Party Triton $4,088 36.6% 1 $4,088 $11,156 8/27/93
27 2 The Adjustment Bureau Universal $21,157,730 33.9% 2,840 $7,450 $62,495,645 3/4/11
28 5 Man of the Year Universal $12,299,380 33.0% 2,515 $4,890 $37,327,390 10/13/06
29 6 Primary Colors Universal $12,045,395 30.9% 1,965 $6,130 $39,001,187 3/20/98
30 1 The Campaign Warner Bros. $26,588,460 30.6% 3,205 $8,296 $86,907,746 8/10/12
31 13 Dave Warner Bros. $7,306,755 11.5% 1,155 $6,326 $63,270,710 5/7/93
AVERAGE
(Wide Releases Only, 21 titles):
$9,807,02827.4%1,914$5,124$35,795,570-

Note: Only movies with opening weekend grosses are listed on this chart.


NOTE: The most obvious candidate for this chart, The Candidate, fell outside the 1978-Present parameters, but we'll try to find a gross for it and fold it in later. ""Campaign"" is used in the broadest sense here to include movies about the political games played, not just elections. If there are any movies that you think should be on this list, e-mail us at mail@boxofficemojo.com.